Funded PhD Student Position in Human Movement Science, UNC Chapel Hill

Description: We are seeking a PhD student for a funded position in human movement science. The successful candidate will assist with a four-year multi-site clinical trial grant through the Department of Defense to study novel intervention strategies for acute lateral ankle sprains and a 2-year clinical trial grant through the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health (NIH) to study the neuromuscular mechanisms of manual therapies in those with chronic ankle instability.

The student will assist with the following based on their skill set: recruiting and interacting with participants, delivering interventions, data collection, data analysis, and drafting manuscripts. The successful candidate will also present at scientific meetings. A master's degree in human movement science or a related field is required. Experience with clinical/functional testing, biomechanical instrumentation, and/or neuromuscular testing procedures (e.g. EEG, TMS, etc) is preferred.

The Sports Medicine Research Laboratory is part of the Department of Exercise & Sports Science located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The successful candidate will enroll in the interdisciplinary Human Movement Science PhD program.

Details about position: The anticipated start date for this position is June 2018 but no later than August 2018. Funding is available for up to 4 years. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

If interested, please submit the following information with your introductory email:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. A statement describing research interests, and training goal (< 2 pages)
3. Unofficial transcripts
4. Unofficial GRE scores
5. Unofficial TOEFL scores (if applicable)

Contact info:
Erik Wikstrom, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor & Katherine Smith Gunter Fellow
Department of Exercise & Sport Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Email: wikstrom@unc.edu